Double World Champion Sarah Hammer Signs With Hawk Relay Cycling Team

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2008 Olympian, Sarah Hammer, will be riding for the newly established U.C.I. professional cycling team, Hawk Relay Cycling. Two-time World Champion Sarah Hammer, has committed to a two year sponsorship agreement which will see her racing in domestic competitions, the Pan-American Championships, World Cups and World Championship events for Hawk Relay Cycling.

2008 Olympian, Sarah Hammer, will be riding for the newly established U.C.I. professional cycling team, Hawk Relay Cycling. Two-time World Champion Sarah Hammer, has committed to a two year sponsorship agreement which will see her racing in domestic competitions, the Pan-American Championships, World Cups and World Championship events for Hawk Relay Cycling.

Hammer of Temecula, CA is 25 years old and a two-time World Champion in the 3km pursuit as well as a seven-time World Cup gold medalist. She will be joined at Hawk Relay Cycling by 2008 Olympian, Adam Duvendeck, three time National Champion Jimmy Watkins and Canadian Commonwealth Games silver medalist, Travis Smith.

"This is a great day for the Hawk Relay Cycling Team," stated team director Robin Horwitz. "Sarah brings tremendous value to the team. Sponsors and fans like her a lot and she's shown tremendous results in the past with a history of winning at the World level. I know with the private sector sponsorship and a superior support system for the next 4 years, she'll be standing on the top of the podium at the London Olympics."

Hammer will be working with an extraordinary coaching team led by 2008 U.S. Olympic head-track cycling coach, Andy Sparks. The coaching staff will also include Hunter Allen, CEO of Peaks Coaching Group and owner of CyclingPeaks Software and Dr. Marcus Elliott of p3 who will be partnering with the Hawk Relay Cycling Team to focus on cycling-specific scientific methods of strength development.

"I am excited to help build this revolutionary high-performance team as I look to the 2012 Olympic Games," said Hammer. "I am thrilled to not only have industry experts such as Hunter Allen and Marcus Elliott on board with this project but equally excited to have motivated and talented teammates that share a similar mindset and goal. Together with Hawk Relay in the coming years, I think the three of us will be able to do some great things on and off the bike."

About Hawk Relay Cycling Team:
The Hawk Relay Cycling Team is a U.C.I professional cycling team based in Southern California. The team is directed by Robin Horwitz with the goal of building the premier professional track cycling team in the World. The team's roster includes two-time World Champion and 2008 Olympian, Sarah Hammer, two-time U.S. Olympian Adam Duvendeck, three time National Champion Jimmy Watkins, Canadian National Champion and Commonwealth Games medalist, Travis Smith. The Hawk Relay Cycling team is sponsored by Hawk Relay, SportsMX, ThresholdPower Sports Agency, Giro Helmets, Zoot, Squadra, The Shopoff Group, and P3 (http://www.p3.md). Visit http://www.hawkrelaycycling.com for more information.

About Hawk Relay:
Hawk Relay was established in 2006 and provides VRS and internet-based TRS services. Its mission is to provide deaf and hard of hearing people with the necessary tools to achieve full and equal telecommunications access. For more information go to http://www.hawkrelay.com.

About Sarah Hammer:
Sarah Hammer is a 25-year-old cyclist from Temecula, California. Sarah began her cycling career at age eight when introduced to the sport by her father, Cliff. Sarah was a quick study with her first junior national title coming in 1995; the same year that Rebecca Twigg last won a women's World Championship gold medal for the United States. Eleven years later, Sarah put an end to America's gold medal drought by taking the world championship in Bordeaux, France, in 2006.

With two World Championship wins, seven World Cup wins, a National Pursuit Record and over twenty national titles, Hammer is steadfastly establishing her legend within US cycling. Hammer is an athlete who has been competing internationally since the age of sixteen with a unique maturity that shows both on and off the bicycle. At a young twenty-five years of age, Hammer has been a professional both on the road and track, a member of the US National Team, a resident athlete at the US Olympic Training Center and a top collegiate student. For more information go to http://www.sarahhammer.us.

Career Highlights

  • World Track Cycling Champion (2006, 2007)
  • Seven Time World Cup Gold Medalist
  • 23 National Championship Cycling Titles
  • US National Record Holder - 3K Pursuit (3.30.213)
  • #1 World Ranking (2006, 2007)

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